Leaders in digital transformation Originate, BCG Digital Ventures and UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator announce Tomorrow’s Technologies: Social Good, an exceptional event bringing together thought leaders in impact investing, technology, financial services and philanthropy to explore how businesses can leverage emerging technology to further social good.
In a panel discussion moderated by Devin Thorpe, Founder & CEO of Your Mark on the World Center and Forbes’ Social Good Columnist, executives from Impact Assets, TechSoup, GoodMoney and the LA Regional Food Bank will engage in an exploratory discussion on how technology can be used by companies of all sizes to tackle the world’s foremost social, economic and environmental challenges. From ending hunger to reducing waste to improving access to inclusive financial services, there is an undeniable need for organizations to do their part to build technology for the greater good.
Panel participants at the event will include:
● Margret Trilli: President & Chief Investment Officer of Impact Assets
● Rebecca Masisak: CEO of TechSoup
● Gunnar Lovelace: Founder & Co-CEO, Thrive Market & Founder & CEO, GoodMoney
● Peter Felix: Director of Inventory Control, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
“We’re in the midst of a revolution in the way people think about the role that companies play in the global context, and companies are taking heed. They’re increasingly realizing that their primary purpose is no longer just to maximize shareholder profit — it’s to serve a greater purpose. I’m honored that we have the opportunity to bring together the foremost leaders propelling the revolution in social good to speak about how to make this a reality,” said Danielle Yadegar, Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Originate.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with countless company leaders. What the majority of them have in common is that they want their organizations to work towards a greater good. The potential of technology that’s out there today is enormous. If we come together to prioritize the development of technology to solve global problems, we can do incredible things,” said Thorpe.
Tomorrow’s Technologies: Social Good will take place on Thursday, December 5th at at the UCLA Venture Accelerator in Los Angeles at 6:00 PM PDT. To attend, please click here.
Originate designs and builds custom software products that solve complex problems for organizations of all sizes and verticals. Originate is the behind-the-scenes innovation partner behind some of the world’s most recognized blue-chip brands and transformative startups. The company works across diverse sectors including real estate, financial services, retail, consumer goods and more to turn disruptive ideas into business opportunities for clients. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Originate has global presence with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Berlin. Visit us at www.originate.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
About BCG Digital Ventures:
BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate innovation, incubation, and investment firm. They invent, launch, scale, and invest in industry-changing new businesses with the world’s most influential companies. Their diverse, multidisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, operators, and investors work cross-functionally, rapidly moving from paper to product to business in less than 12 months. Founded in 2014 as a subsidiary of Boston Consulting Group, they have Innovation Centers and satellite locations in four continents and continue to expand their footprint across the globe.
About UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator:
The UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator is uniquely designed for UCLA startups to thrive. Boasting the breadth of expertise offered by the nation’s top public university and connections to the business and Anderson alumni community, the accelerator is where companies-in-residence succeed as a result of continuous co-working and networking. Centered in Los Angeles, our location allows our companies access to the fastest growing Venture Capital market. With immersive and experiential programming and advisors provided by UCLA Anderson’s Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, these startups enjoy a steady stream of insights and support to promote performance beyond projections.